Car calendar

Saturday, April 27: The Cridersville Fire Department Food Truck Festival and Jeep Invasion will be held from 11 a.m.-10 p.m., in downtown Cridersville. Register your jeep that day for the “Jeep show.” Awards will be given to best Jeeps in several categories. Public invited. Over 30 food trucks and 60 vendors in all. Free entertainment.

Every Wednesday, starting May 15 through Sept. 29: Happy Daz Cool Car Cruise-In, 5-8 p.m., Happy Daz, 802 S. Cable Road, Lima. Free. All vehicles welcome from Model A Fords to new electric cars. Check out Facebook page HappyDazCoolCarCruise-In if weather is an issue. Contact Chris Schimpf, 419-230-4505.

Every Friday, starting May 17: Buckeye Cruisers, 5 to 8 p.m., weather permitting, Buffalo Wild Wings, 2948 Allentown Road, Lima. Open to the public and free, though monetary and nonperishable food donations are welcome. 50/50 drawing, door prizes and food. Benefits Veterans Food Pantry and Debs Dogs. Contact: John Gross, 567-712-1804 or [email protected].

Saturday, June 1: Western Buckeye Region Vintage Chevrolet Club of America Show, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., across from American Township Fire Station, 2200 N. Cable Road, Lima. Sponsored by Lima Auto Mall. $10 registration. Dash plaques for first 150 cars. Includes food, DJ music, kids’ activities and a 50/50 raffle. Contact Dan Groman, [email protected] or 419-231-3710.

Saturday, June 8: The 11th annual Cairo 696 Custom Car Show, 2:30-6 p.m., registration 2 to 4:30 p.m, Main Street, Cairo. Registration $10. Door prizes, trophies, food and drink, 50/50 drawing. Proceeds and donations to benefit local charities. Contact Rick Davis, 419-236-4297.

Friday, June 14: Bluffton Lions Club Festival of Wheels, 2 to 8 p.m., registration 2 to 5 p.m., downtown Bluffton. Registration $12 day of show. Pre-registration $10 by May 31 to Bluffton Lions Foundation, P.O. Box 223, Bluffton, Ohio 45817. Include the make and model of vehicle. Judging 5 to 6:30 p.m. Trophy awards at 7:30 p.m. Proceeds support Bluffton, Pandora-Gilboa and Cory Rawson scholarships for high school seniors and charity work of Bluffton Lions Club. Contact Dan Groman, [email protected] or 419-231-3710.

Friday, June 14: Rockford Car Show and Cruise-In. Market Street in Rockford in conjunction with Rockford Community Days. Registration 4 to 7 p.m., Live music. Awards ceremony 7:30 p.m. For more information contact Dennis Hecht at 419-852-9818.

Sunday, June 30: Charity Car Show, noon to 4 p.m., registration 10 a.m.-2 p.m., Apollo Joint Vocational School, 3325 Shawnee Road, Lima. Registration $10 per car. No pre-registration. Open to all cars and trucks. 50/50 drawing, raffles, concessions, door prizes, trophies. New event: Best car model. All proceeds go to charity. Contact John Waller, 419-999-5878.

Thursday, July 4: Veterans Appreciation Cruise-In at Faurot Park, 12 p.m.-4 p.m. Need not be a veteran to participate. Registration begins at 11 a.m. Awards at 4 p.m. The event is free and open to the public. Donations accepted for Veterans Food Bank. For information, contact Bob Layman, 419-235-8153; Rod McGuire, 517-214-0975; Andy Maravola, 419- 371-9068 or Scott Sevitz-3G Customs, 567-940-9495.

Friday, July 12: Cridersville Volunteer Fire Department Jamboree car show. Two day event features 6 p.m. car show on Friday. Registration that day. Awards given to cars in several categories. Food trucks, vendors, entertainment.

Friday, Aug. 2: Heartbeat of Lima Annual Charity Car Show, 5-8 p.m., sponsored by and located at Tom Ahl Family of Dealerships, 617 King Ave, Lima. $10 entry fee. Registration begins at 4 p.m. Open to all vehicles and cycles. More than 30 trophies awarded.

Saturday, Aug. 17: Car Show at the Fort. 11 a.m.-4 p.m. in downtown Fort Jennings. $10 entry fee. Registration 10 a.m.-11 a.m. First 150 cars to register get dash plaques. Awards at 3:15 p.m. Among awards: Best Engine, Best Paint, People’s Choice, Best Show.

Saturday, Aug. 24: Allen County Fair Car Show. 1 to 4 p.m. Roschman Park. $25 entry fee includes two tickets to the Allen County Fair plus car entry.

Saturday, Sept. 7: Pioneer Days Car Show, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. in downtown Kalida. Registration 10 a.m.-noon. No pre-registration. Judging 12:30 p.m. Awards 4 p.m. Approximately 300 cars in 30 classes with all judging done by the participants. Awards go to top three in each class. Classes include street rods, customs, antiques, stocks, trucks, motorcycles and specialty vehicles as well as best paint, best interior, best engine, best Ford, best General Motors, best Chrysler and best of show. Food and beverages available. Contact Mike Rigsby, 419-236-1341.

Sunday, Sept. 15: The 11th annual King Car and Motorcycle Show. Noon to 5 p.m., Faurot Park pavilion. Registrataion $15, noon to 2:30 p.m. Awards and entertainment: Elvis impersonator. Benefits Salvation Army.

Saturday, Oct. 12: Cairo 696 Customs Halloween Trick or Treat Car Show, 2:30 to 6 p.m, registration 2 to 4:30 p.m. Main Street, Cairo. Featuring burn-out contest to end show. No charge, but donations accepted for local charities. Contact: Rick Davis, 419-236-4297.

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